Hello, my name is Amber. I am a 21 year old female. I do not smoke, have never done drugs, and only drink a very little bit very occasionally. ( Yes, I know you think I’m lying, but that’s just the truth). I am no athlete, but I live on a farm and I have been pretty active throughout my life. 7 months ago, my family and I took a road trip to Nebraska (about an 8 hour trip from where I live). During that trip my symptoms started all of a sudden.
Now, every morning when I wake up (or if I wake up from a nap) I can feel my heart beating through my arms and into my fingertips. I can also feel it beating up my neck. I can always feel my heart beating in my chest. That is the only way I know how to explain it. It’s like I can feel my heart squeezing and feel blood flowing through my body. Im guessing that’s palpitations.
As soon as I am conscious, before I even open my eyes, I am dizzy. Everything moves all the time. I will also get light headed occasionally, and feel like I am going to pass out.
My chest hurts all the time. The pain is on the inside of my left breast. It started out as more like pressure, then it turned into a dull pain, and now it is a sharp pain. Sometimes it will get worse for no apparent reason. The sharp pain has been staying longer and is sometimes accompanied by a pain in my left shoulder in my back and sometimes a pain in my jaw like under my tongue.
I have troubles breathing. Not like I’ve just ran a mile but like an elephant is on my chest and I cannot get a good breath.
I feel lethargic, tired, and completely worn out ALL the time. None of these symptoms ever let up or leave. They used to come and go but not any more. They are always there. Occasionally, I will get hot flashes. I have began having confusion or maybe problems concentrating most of the time. I feel like I can’t even function properly.
On the worse days, my whole body aches and it hurts to move. My mom also says that when I have a hot flash, accompanied by worsening of all my other symptoms, that I turn very noticeably pale.
Also, I have always had troubles with my feet getting cold but now I feel like they are colder and the coldness has started to come up my legs. Sometimes my toes will go numb from the coldness. The other day, I was shaving my legs in the shower, and I was bent over for probably a minute. I didn’t realize until I stood back up that my leg had gone numb from the ends of my toes all the way to my hip. My hands have also started to swell. When I fully extend my fingers. My nail beds turn white.
I have had an extensive work up. Blood tests, MRIs, CTs, X-rays, and echocardiograms. Nothing huge has came up or been connected to my symptoms. I just wanted to post on here and see if anyone had ran across something like this before and might know what’s going on.